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Letter: Thanks For All The Helping Hands

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed in some way to our project of delivering meals to homebound senior citizens and those in need on Thanksgiving afternoon.  Through the generosity of so many, 295 hot dinners were delivered throughout Nassau County and 23 families were provided with the fixings to make their own Thanksgiving meal.

We are grateful to all those who contributed in some way—by donating food, beverages, or money; cooking a turkey, making a dessert or bread. We are grateful to all the children who made cards or baked in their Girl Scout Troop, Youth Group, or classroom. We are grateful to the art classes of Stewart School in Garden City and Unqua Elementary in Massapequa for the beautiful artwork on the bags in which the meals were delivered. We are grateful to those who gave their time on Thanksgiving Day to help us pack the meals and to those who helped us deliver them.

It is impossible for us to properly thank the incredible number of people who help us with this project in some way, but know that we are indebted to each and every one of you.

None of this would be possible without the generous support from the following organizations: the Williston Park Rotary, the Garden City Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Kiwanis Club of County Seat, the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club, Restaurant Depot, the Garden City Special Police, the Garden City Middle School Sunshine Fund, and students and staff of the Garden City High School. A special thank you goes to Robert Auricchio, whose generous donation of fresh produce made the meals extra special.

We are honored to coordinate this program, which only continues because of your generosity.  

Have a wonderful holiday season,

Melinda and John Alford